Here is our guide for some of the events coming up in and around Daventry this week
The Band, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, now-June 9
For five 16-year-old girls in 1992, the band is everything. Twenty five years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes Featuring the music of Take That including songs Never Forget, Back For Good and Relight My Fire.
Matilda the Musical, Milton Keynes Theatre, now-June-30
The award winning musical produced by the RSC comes out on tour for the first time and visits Milton Keynes. The show features original songs by Tim Minchin, and is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Woodford Halse Summer Festival, Woodford United Football Club, June 8-10
There will be an amazing line-up of bands over the three days playing on a big stage and an acoustic tent, local ales brewery tent, loads of stalls, family inflatables and activities for the children. It is the first summer festival organised by the newly founded Woodford Halse Sports And Community Club Committee and will benefit local good causes.
Daventry Motorcycle Festival, Daventry High Street, June 9
A family-friendly bike festival in Daventry Town Centre, featuring a ride-in at 10am, plus clubs, exhibitors, attractions, live music, food and - of course - lots of different bikes.
Bilton Silver Band, St Margaret’s Church, Crick, June 9
There will be a varied programme of music by this well-known band, including vocal pieces. Tickets cost £8, or £5 for school students, and include a glass of wine or soft drink. Tickets on the door.
Father’s Day Trail, Canons Ashby House, June 9-18
Bring your Dad and enjoy the Father’s Day Trail together. Explore the grounds and discover parts of Canons Ashby you might not normally notice. Also suitable for Grandads, Husbands, Mums, Aunties and anyone else who wants to have a go.
Guys and Dolls, Rugby Theatre, June 9-16
One of the most popular musicals of all time is to be performed by Rugby Theatre starting on Saturday. This romantic musical comedy features the high rolling gambler and puratanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight and narrow and a card game manager.
St Lawrence Singers, St Lawrence Church, Long Buckby, June 10
This summer Concert starts at 2.30pm. It will feature Judit Felszeghy and Melody Heath. Tickets are £7 for adults or free for children. 01327 842165, The Peephole in Long Buckby or tickets can be bought on the door
Open Gardens, Kilsby, June 10
Four large, and several attractive patio gardens will be open this year, all within easy walking distance. They are open under the National Gardens Scheme and runs from 2pm to 6pm.
Arts, Crafts and Collectables exhibition, June 12-August 24
Alongside historical pieces in the museum collection, such as the handmade
Daventry May Queen Crown, exhibits include beautifully crafted ceramics by
Charlotte Hupfield, who recently won the Giftware Association Award for Excellence at the British Craft Trade Fair. Local landscape artist Ralph Davies will be displaying a selection of his oil paintings, featuring scenes from the local area. Collectables will also feature in the exhibition including vinyl records, pocket watches, and a Daventry Millennium tea set, which pictures the museum as it was once located at the Moot Hall. It has been put together for the start of Daventry Arts Festival